Based on the aggregated intelligence of 165,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, construction and engineering specialist Fluor (NYSE: FLR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Fluor's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Fluor facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Irving, Texas (1912)

Market Cap

$8.9 billion


Construction and engineering

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$21 billion


CEO Alan Boeckmann (since 2002)

CFO D. Michael Steuert (since 2001)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$1.8 billion / $117 million

Dividend Yield




McDermott (NYSE: MDR)

Shaw Group

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,370 members who have rated Fluor believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars iheadhunt and mtinvest.

Just last month, iheadhunt touched on a pair of Fluor's tastier contracts: "Solid company, billion dollar contract with Chile, clean-up for BP (NYSE: BP), minimal debt -- what's not to like?"

Among the slew of deals that drove Fluor's record-setting quarter for new orders was a $1.3 billion contract for work on a new copper mine in Chile and two contracts to support BP's Gulf Coast cleanup efforts. At the end of the second quarter, Fluor's backlog stood at a healthy $30.2 billion. When you couple that kind of project scale with the fact that Fluor's shares are trailing its smaller engineering rivals KBR, McDermott, and Shaw over the past year, it's easy to see why Fools are so high on the opportunity.

CAPS member mtinvest sums up the bull case:

Fortune 500 company and one of the largest engineering companies in the world. Very profitable and very ethical. Shareholder equity went up during the financial crisis. Average ROE over the past 10 years has been above 15% and it's currently above 20%. The company has no debt and manages to pay a 1% dividend despite retaining the majority of earnings for growth. In short Fluor is a great company.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.